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Matilda Ernkrans takes part in UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
On 17–19 May, Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans will lead Sweden’s delegation at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development.
The aim of the Conference is to establish a framework for Education for Sustainable Development, mobilise Education for Sustainable Development efforts and strengthen collaboration globally. Ms Ernkrans will meet with top UNESCO education official Stefania Giannini to discuss the importance of Education for Sustainable Development as an integral part of UNESCO’s work on education. In connection with the conference, Ms Ernkrans will also meet separately with representatives from other countries to exchange experiences.
“With a little less than nine years left until 2030, it’s high time to raise the bar for sustainability work at national and global level. A sustainable future must be based on education and research, and education is therefore crucial for sustainable development. To succeed in this, all of society must actively contribute – which is why Sweden’s delegation is made up of representatives from civil society and academics who have long been behind the incredibly important Education for Sustainable Development work in Sweden,” says Ms Ernkrans.
The delegation also includes representatives from the University of Gothenburg, the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, the National Agency for Education, the United Nations Association of Sweden, Uppsala University (SWEDESD) and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).